Question by  Cowpie (16)

My horse is stocked up. What can I do for him?


Answer by  Mello10 (130)

Light work is the first step for reliveing stocking up. Regular turnout should be followed to avoid it, and wrapping legs if the horse must stay in it's stall will help aleviate the problem.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

If you think your horse is gaining a bit too much weight you should go back and assess how much feed you are giving your horse. Reducing the grain would give the biggest impact but if you're giving your horse more than two flakes of hay per day then you should reduce the hay instead.


Answer by  MrsShannonHarrell (768)

Hand walking, cold hosing, linament rubs generally reduce stocking up. If the horse is stalled for long periods of time, consider additional turn out options. The fluid needs movement to dissipate, which the horse can not get confined in a stall. Turn out will encourage additional movement.

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